Border Guard Bangladesh director general Major General Abul Hossain was withdrawn from the paramilitary force and was attached to the Armed Forces Division.
The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification to this end on Wednesday.
Until Thursday evening, the government has not appointed new border guard chief as a senior home ministry official said it would be finalised within a couple of days.
According to another senior official at the defence ministry, Major General Abul would retire shortly.
In November 2016, the government appointed the then military secretary to the president Major General Abul as the border guard chief.